RELIC CONFEDERATE RAKING SPUR

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The raking spur uses a horizontal rowel, supposed by some to allow the spur to still do its job, but roll along the horse’s side rather than digging into it as a conventionally mounted vertical rowel might do. It also uses simple flat studs on the side straps rather than slots for the spur straps. Crouch’s early study of spurs suggested raking spurs might originate in the Maryland-Virginia area, but enough have shown up in other theatres to suggest much wider use. Even Crouch notes that a raking spur he illustrates was recovered in a Virginia camp, but one occupied by Texans. This is a very good, excavated example, with dark, aged patina to the brass, but smooth metal, rather narrow side straps with the button studs for the spur straps in place, and straight, rectangular neck, the same width as the straps, having a rounded end, with the iron rowel in place, but showing losses to the points and edge.   [SR][PH:L]

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